Acer unveils 4.8-inch Android smartphone

In addition to a slew of tablets, Acer introduces a new Android smartphone, rocking a 4.8-inch touch screen.

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At a press conference this morning in New York, Acer introduced a number of new touch devices, including a very eye-catching Android smartphone that's due out in April 2011.

According to Acer, the yet-unnamed device has the "soul of a tablet" but the capabilities of a smartphone, with one of the hallmark features being its 4.8-inch, 1,024x480-pixel touch screen. The company says the 21:9 aspect ratio display will provide the same user experience as a PC, so you won't need to zoom in and out and scroll left to right on Web pages.

Though Acer did not disclose which version of Android would run on the handset, the Web browser offers support for Adobe Flash 10.1, multiple windows, and multitouch.

Other goodies include a 1GHz processor, an 8-megapixel camera with LED flash and a front-facing 2-megapixel camera for video calling, DLNA support and Dolby Mobile Technology, Wi-Fi (802.11n), and Bluetooth 3.0.

The smartphone is a quad-band GSM handset and has HSPDA support, but there was no mention of carrier at this time.

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